The Sittaford Mystery*

Wake up at seven o’clock and spend a wonderful ninety minutes reading Evelyn Waugh. Am on the home stretch now and will finish him today. What a wonderful writer Selina Hastings is and what a fine study of the great man she’s produced.

Work hard at training – see attached photo – and trainer is pleased with me.

Watch the curling – we beat Switzerland, the bobsleigh in which Canada and Germany share the gold medal with exactly the same time – amazing. Then it’s the team Ski Jump which Norway win for the first time in history, assisted by Robert Johansson’s moustache which has its own Facebook page. Show you:

The moustache truly is a thing of beauty and the runaway star of the games.

Andreas Wellinger’s German team are beaten into second place but that’s a third medal for my boy: a Gold and now two Silvers.

Meditate but can’t sleep and now am powering ahead with Evelyn Waugh. Determined to finish him today…

Am drinking lemon squash and diving back into my book.

Happy Monday everyone!

*1931. By Agatha Christie. Detective novel. Contains a blizzard and skiing. The murder is solved by Emily Trefusis and Inspector Narracott. Set in snowy Dartmoor.


  1. Christopher · February 19

    Trefusis and Narracott – good Westcpuntry names (though the latter looks invented); Waugh would write his novels at a hotel near Chagford. Patrick Leigh Fermor wrote there too and wrote a wonderful letter describing the moorland ponies.

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